The torpor-inducing temperatures seem to be cooling down, so it’s a good time to get out and about. Here are some mid-August events worth looking into. Fri-Sun 8/13-8/15 (and through 8/29): High school can be fraught, as so many teen dramedies have taught us. School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play, Jocelyn Bioh’s comedy […]
Upcoming events and recommendations for the next seven days
Activists say the pair’s public conversation about “trust and distrust” shows the problems with assuming marginalized people have progressive values.
Chicago cultural institutions keep their cool.
Viewing his latest novel as both the prequel to and the conclusion of his novel trilogy helped the celebrated author find a way to write it.
This season’s lineup focuses on harnessing the strength within.
The evidence against the Chicago superstar was damning, but for almost 20 years, no one was listening. At a Chicago Humanities Festival event, DeRogatis and #MuteRKelly cofounders discuss the systemic apathy that allowed the Kelly to walk free for years.
Bodymilk Tapes invites a crowd of queer and trans musicians to Noise Prom II, the Chicago Humanities Festival hosts a discussion of Jim DeRogatis’s new R. Kelly book, and more.
Author Anand Giridharadas on Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World
Chicago quartet Third Coast Percussion have commissioned the first piece for percussion ensemble by minimalist giant Philip Glass, and it could help them do even more for the diverse emerging voices he sometimes overshadows.
A preview of four talks this weekend
The former head G-man will be speaking about his closely guarded memoir in Chicago three days after the book’s release.
For the first time, the festival will have the same theme all year long.
The VGA Gallery’s new magazine, the South Side Pie Challenge, and more goings-on the weekend of 11/3-11/5
The Rolling Stone writer and author of I Can’t Breathe is answering for harassment he and Mark Ames bragged about in their 2000 memoir.